They do not boot as well. Posted by Cacasodo at But an enterprising person has a lovely install doc written up here: Next, I used it to boot and apply a Ghost image of my XP system to that older hard drive I mentioned. Not sure what to do at this point. I am almost spent for the evening.

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The next day, I take fifteen minutes to call Belkin. Not sure what to do at this point.

Is this Firewire Card any good? Belkin F5U503 3-Port PCI Card

Luckily, Ghost recognizes f5u530 disc. No matter, “we don’t support the card under Linux. So here is where I dive off into the deep end to set out to prove Belkin wrong that it is a power issue beljin not an OS issue.

I went on Belkin’s support site and tried to find the voltage requirements for the card. The process itself could use a small blog entry. In this light will I tell you my tale of frustration.

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Failed to generate Configuration ROM image for host 0 lsmod reads: I try another disc that has an earlier Ghost image. Ghost also does not recognize that disc. Nightowl did a great job, but he needs better formatting and less verbiage to make the instructions easier to follow. So, I had a bootable copy of the XP disc. The devil is in the details. I try a second and a third. Next, I used it to boot and apply a Ghost image of my XP system to that older hard drive I mentioned.


It began with a simple goal: After my purchase was belkiin, I was told r5u503 a friend to avoid the Belkin cards, as Belkin was a known OEM reseller who used substandard parts. So for expediancy’s sake, I take another route: I am almost spent for the evening.

I use this patched kernel because firewire is broken in Fedora 7’s standard build: So, I power down my web server, take the floppy out, install it in the Dell and reconfigure the BIOS to allow the floppy to be seen.

Referring back to the Belkin KB article, it states clearly: Well, the Dell doesn’t have a floppy drive. Unfortunately, Norton doesn’t provide that option. Though, it did take me a number of hours to setup the Ghost bootable disk, it was well worth the time as I now have reliable boot media v5u503 Ghost.

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I tried a few couple configuration options: At this point I’m thinking that the card is not getting proper power, but I’m too tired to continue on. Looks like a lot of folks had that one: The box boots to that drive, so I know that the Master Boot Record is not corrupt. Alas, I did not know the hell that awaited me in trying to make this happen.

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They do not boot as well. I started the system with the disc in f55u503 drive, but the install process soon gave me a blue screen with a message regarding pci. Sunday, January 06, Belkin F5U firewire mishap.